Three Billboards tops Baftas as Time’s Up campaign shares stage

LONDON — Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri captured five British Bafta film awards on Sunday, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment sweeping Hollywood. The movie, chronicling a grieving mother’s campaign for justice, won for original screenplay and outstanding […] The post Three Billboards tops Baftas as Time’s Up campaign shares stage appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Blockbuster Black Panther may be game changer for US minority artists

THE EPIC box-office debut of Black Panther, the first Marvel superhero movie with an African-American in the title role, will force Hollywood to reassess the work it gives black actors and filmmakers and lead to better roles for minorities and women. The movie from Walt Disney Co.’s superhero factory opened with estimated weekend sales of […] The post Blockbuster Black Panther may be game changer for US minority artists appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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You don’t have to be a bride to rock these Kate Spade bridal Keds

MANILA, Philippines – Whether you’re set to walk down the aisle or just know the importance of having a trusty white sneaker in your shoe wardrobe, you may want to check out this new bridal collection by Keds for Kate Spade New York. The 7-piece collection was inspired by wedding gowns, ........»»

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Arnold Schwarzenegger named to ‘Kung Fury’ cast

Action hero actor of the 1980s and '90s, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is joining the cast of action comedy "Kung Fury II," a feature-length sequel to 2015's cult hit short. As with the free 2015 short "Kung Fury," Swedish creative David Sandberg returns as director, producer and star for a feature-length riff on the titular time-traveling kung fu cop. Together with the producers from 2017's $700m-grossing Stephen King adaptation "It," Sandberg has recruited David Hasselhoff, Michael Fassbender, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger. The "Austrian Oak" (and ex-Governor of California) was synonymous with the action movie genre in the 1980s and '90s thanks to leading role appearances in the ...Keep on reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger named to ‘Kung Fury’ cast.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

LOOK: Chris Tiu displays piano skills

Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu, who is also known to teach basic basketball drills in a segment on television, takes us off the court, where he displays his prowess in the piano. The former Blue Eagles skipper showcases his musical playing skills, as he served as background music player to Roadfill and Princess Sevillena's rendition of the Ed Sheeran hit 'Perfect'. The veteran again showed his great musical taste, playing a piano cover of  'Never Enough', a song from the soundtrack of the movie 'The Greatest Showman', a musical starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, among others. See for yourself how he fares as a piano player!   Because you guys requested it... Here's our cover of Perfect with Roadfil and super talented Princess Sevillena. A little late for Valentine's but hope you guys like it 😄😄🎤🎵🎶🎼 @roadfillsparks @wishfulprincessliezl A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:35am PST   Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. Love this movie and the soundtrack ❤️❤️🎶🎶🎼🎼 — Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) February 18, 2018 A long-time piano player, Tiu has also played the theme song of Disney classic 'Beauty and the Beast' on the musical instrument.      (1/3) Beauty and the Beast piano cover. Still high from the movie! Brought back childhood memories. Thanks to my brother Christian for patiently helping me record this 😄🎹🎶🎼🎵 A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Mar 26, 2017 at 7:38am PDT     (2/3) Beauty and the Beast piano. 🎶🎶🎶 A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Mar 26, 2017 at 7:44am PDT     (3/3) Beauty and the Beast piano. 🎵🎵🎵 hope you guys like it 😁😁 A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Mar 26, 2017 at 7:47am PDT Maybe when his playing career's all said and done, Tiu can become a successful recording artist of his own.  .....»»

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Classic stories on the big screen

Leafing through the book I published in 1994, The Golden Years Memorable Tagalog Movie Ads (1946-1956), I came across the 1950 LVN movie Sohrab at Rustum, to.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesFeb 17th, 2018Related News

Regine’s ‘R3.0’ concert on TV

  GMA Network brings the first part of "R3.0," the concert of "Asia's Songbird" Regine Velasquez, in GMA 7's "Sunday Night Box Office" tonight, after "Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho. " In the concert, Regine, Donna Cruz and Mikee Cojuangco reunite and perform their number from the movie "Do Re Mi." Nate Alcasid, Regine and Ogie Alcasid's son, also performs. Her other numbers are with Ogie, JedMadela, Erik Santos and Mark Bautista....Keep on reading: Regine’s ‘R3.0’ concert on TV.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2018Related News

Kitschy knockoff

  Sin Island" finds a gratuitous excuse to repeatedly display Nathalie Hart's ample breasts and Xian Lim's similarly abundant manboobs. But, the novelty of seeing Nathalie and Xian in various stages of undress swiftly wears off as soon as you realize there's something kitschy about the movie's narrative development. It lacks depth and cogent believability required to hold the film's "conveniently" intersecting plotlines together. Director Gino M. Santos fills his latest cinematic "underwhelmer" with gorgeous actors playing protagonists who seek redress for their self-inflicted romantic wounds and woes. But it's made murkier by a story that is as incoherent and convolute...Keep on reading: Kitschy knockoff.....»»

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Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

LONDON --- The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards. Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Will royalty join them? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy. The royal family usually steers clear of political statements, but it could be awkward for Kate to ignore the gesture and wear bright colors. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Al...Keep on reading: Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?.....»»

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Why I fear Incubus

It’s true. I have a secret fear of Incubus – not the mythological male demon, but the celebrated rock band I’ve been listening to for a very long time.  I remember watching Incubus' first ever concert in the Philippines in 2004. I enjoyed it even if I was 6 months ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2018Related News

Spark-free tandem for fishy tale

  We don't expect every film to be Oscar-worthy, because each genre has its reason for being. But, even if it's just intended to entertain its target audience or is devoid of lofty cinematic ambitions, we expect it to be coherent, logical or intelligibly told---because even the "suspension of disbelief" requires a grain of truth to work. "My Fairy Tail Love Story" has quotable insights ("Between love at first sight and happily ever after is reality"; "You fall in love with the person, not the gender"), but the rest of the movie is frothy and fizzy hogwash. It banks on a fascinating premise that fails to fulfill its fascinating promise. Bond that binds Perci Intala...Keep on reading: Spark-free tandem for fishy tale.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 16th, 2018Related News

First films set the pace for new movie directors

  Ongoing tributes to the recently departed filmmaker, Maryo J. delos Reyes, have reminded viewers of his early movies---and the reminder, in turn, has made film buffs realize the importance and significance of cinematic artists' first films as key indicators of their cumulative career arc. Maryo's case is a great example of this predicative and "predictive" thrust, because he began his full-length filmmaking career with a bang, by way of the "syndrome" movie, "High School Circa '65" (1979). The seminal and "inseminating" film was a particularly strong and telling debut, because it was so difficult to make. Unlike many movies that involve mainly just a couple of prot...Keep on reading: First films set the pace for new movie directors.....»»

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True Faith’s ‘magical’ collaboration with MGMT

  I am mighty proud of my all-time fave band, True Faith (TF). The American alternative rock band MGMT recently tapped TF for a collaboration. MGMT's 2007 debut album, "Oracular Spectacular," produced the hits, "Kids," "Electric Feel" and "Time to Pretend." According to Royce Roy (a common friend of mine and TF), last November, Fil-Am Mikey Pendon, aka DJ Jester, sent him a message asking if TF would be interested to cover a new song for their coming album. When Royce told TF vocalist Medwin Marfil about it, the latter couldn't believe that MGMT wanted the group since it is an alternative rock band, while TF performs mostly pop songs and ballads. Last month, direc...Keep on reading: True Faith’s ‘magical’ collaboration with MGMT.....»»

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Lovi spends V-Day with French BF but no wedding plans yet

LOVI Poe was celebrating her birthday right on the day the grand presscon of her new movie, “The Significant Other”, was held so a cake was brought out and everyone sang the birthday song for her. So what’s her birthday wish? “For myself, wala na siguro,” she says. “I feel….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2018Related News

African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

  The release this week of Marvel Studios' latest superhero outing, "Black Panther", has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap. With an almost entirely black cast and a young African-American director, Ryan Coogler, the film has already won rave reviews for its stereotype-busting portrayal of Africa. After all the hype, select audiences in African countries have got a sneak preview of the new blockbuster ---and many agree it's an important moment in popular culture. "As I was watching the movie with friends, I remember we all felt part of history. This is beyond a movie. This is huge," said Brian ...Keep on reading: African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release.....»»

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‘Annihilation’: the sci-fi movie women have been waiting for

  While female-led comedies like "Mean Girls," "Bridesmaids" and "Pitch Perfect" are 10 a penny, an ensemble made entirely of capable, brave and smart women in an action movie is pretty much unprecedented. In "Annihilation", men need not apply as a group of female scientists is recruited for a mission into "Area X," a sinister and mysterious portion of the US coastline surrounding a top-secret alien crash site. Natalie Portman plays a biologist and former soldier who joins the expedition to find out what happened to her husband, a special forces operative mortally wounded while investigating the phenomenon. "It's just unheard of --- you never get the opportunity to w...Keep on reading: ‘Annihilation’: the sci-fi movie women have been waiting for.....»»

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Liza Minnelli’s Cabaret costume up for auction

LOS ANGELES — Liza Minnelli’s signature Cabaret bowler hat, boots, and halter top vest are going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer, her mother Judy Garland, and movie director father Vincente Minnelli. California auction house Profiles in History announced on Wednesday that the “Love, Liza” auction […].....»»

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Movie Review Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Directed by Martin McDonagh By Noel Vera MARTIN MCDONAGH? Much-honored playwright and to be fair I’ve yet to see any of his theater work, but the movies… McDonagh’s debut feature In Bruges has two hitmen cooling their heels in the eponymous city (Why hitmen? Because they’re cool. Duh!). […].....»»

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Trump seeks answers on disturbed Florida school shooter

PARKLAND, USA – President Donald Trump demanded to know on Thursday, February 15, how a "disturbed" former student with an obsession with firearms slipped through the net to sow carnage at a Florida high school,  killing at least 17 people  in the latest gun massacre to rock the nation. The 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Xian Lim on love scenes: Let the body do the talking

Xian Lim attended an acting and sensuality workshop with costars Coleen Garcia and Nathalie Hart before locking lips with them in their sexy movie, "Sin Island." Xian explained that the workshop was created for the three of them "to be more comfortable around each other." "There was no touching involved in the session, since it was more about "trying to find that connection with the other (actor)," he added. "The workshop was first with Coleen, then with Nathalie," Xian shared with reporters at a luncheon hosted recently by Star Cinema. "I used to think that Coleen was hard to approach. The workshop destroyed barriers [between us]. It has made me realize that she is one o...Keep on reading: Xian Lim on love scenes: Let the body do the talking.....»»

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